Important Resource Info

Girls on the Run HQ created this page is to increase board members’ access to board-related resources without needing a login to the Council Portal, although resources and documents on this page are also located on the Council Portal here. Please note that many of the hyperlinks included within documents on this page link to the Council Portal and GOTR Learning Academy. Please direct questions about accessing the Council Portal or GOTR Learning Academy to

Regional Support

Have you met your regional director? The Council Development Team is led by April Massett and consists of four individual directors who each support a specific geographic territory of the council network and bring subject matter expertise to the team.


Nonprofit board governance ensures that the organization is truly working toward its mission and and serving the members of our society. The following resources support healthy board governance operations.

Position Descriptions

These resources outline the overall board member role, each officer position, and standard committee descriptions.


Board recruitment is an intentional and ongoing cycle that is critical to ensuring the people on the board mirror your community and have the skills and experiences to advance the mission.


The board orientation process is an essential element in creating a positive board member experience. The following resources provide detailed information on the organization and the board member’s role and expectations within it.


The following resources support councils in effectively incorporating the organization’s IDEA Strategic Imperatives into their strategic plans.

Strategic Planning and Mission Advancement Markers

The strategic planning resources are designed to support council leadership create strategic plans at the local level. Council leadership can leverage our Mission Advancement Markers (KPIs) in setting goals and planning.


The following webinars provide information and data pertaining to organizational insight, national trends, organizational performance, and more!

Board Training

Board members and/or council directors can use the following webinars for board trainings, board orientation and onboarding sessions, board assessment of best practices or as a personal refresher.

Performance Management

One of the most important responsibilities of the board is to conduct an annual performance review of the Council Director. These resources support individual goal setting and the evaluation process.

Leadership Recruitment & Hiring

The Council Leadership Initiative (CLI) is a staff recruiting program designed to provide councils with resources, tools, training and support to advance inclusive hiring practices and increase diverse staff representation.

Succession Planning

Successfully managing the departure of a Council Director in tandem with the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of a new executive is a process that typically requires strategic planning.